Jack Collom, Robert Creeley, and Carl Rakosi reading. Collom reads "Pawnee Pass," "Wild goose," "Dead birds," "Le specter de la rose," and others. Creeley reads "Flaubert's early prose," "The place," "Arroyo," "If I had my way," and others. Rakosi reads "The weightlifter," "The voice of the people," "The old codger's lament," "Ground breaking," "Ten meditations," and...
byCollom, Jack; Mullen, Harryette; Thomas, Lorenzo
Second half of a Naropa Summer Writing Program reading, with Jack Collom, Harryette Mullen, and Lorenzo Thomas. Collom reads "Look at the pretty cows, Betty." Mullen reads poems from his book Sleeping with the Dictionary, and Thomas reads "The working days," "Art for nothing," and "Back in the day." (Continued from 00P085)
Tape 1 of 2 containing a class taught by Jane Augustine. Topics include gender politics, the power structures inherent in sex, and Buddhism. Augustine cites the work of such writers as Helen Cixous, Luce Iragaray, and Julia Kristeva.
First half of a Jane Augustine class. Augustine lectures on feminist studies, focusing on Clarise Lispector. Other topics include the avant-garde and the ego, the penis, and the French feminists. (Continues on 90P076)
Jena Osman lecture, "Cog-ignitions: Thinking about objects thinking." Osman discusses manually-generated and computer-generated procedural art, and objects that appear to be thinking such as puppets, computers, and poems.
byBerssenbrugge, Mei-Mei; Kyger, Joanne; Osman, Jena; Perelman, Bob
First half of a poetry reading with Jena Osman, Bob Perelman, Mei Mei Bersenbrugge, and Joanne Kyger. Osman reads from "Press scrutiny." Bersennbrugge reads from her book, Nest, and Perelman reads "Fake dream: the library," "Today's lament," "Ode to James Fennimore Cooper," and others. (Continues on 01P026)
First half of a Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, discussing Kurt Schwitters, Ramon Medina Silva, Native American sign language, Cherokee songs, thought poetry, futurists, Dada, Ginsberg, Diamond sutra, Hugo Ball, sound poetry, Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Raoul Hausmann, Navajo songs, Henry Chopin and Howard Norman. Part 2 of a series. (Continued on 81P021B)
Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, discussing balance and sanity in the Marakami, Don Genaro in Castaneda, poverty and cultural richness, ceremonies and political change, Native Americans in relation to settled areas and wilderness, Maria Sabina on women and shamanism followed by a movie about her, Sabina's account of the first cure and shamans as mediums. Part 3 of a series.
First half of a Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, discussing shamanism, performance as ritual, gaining knowledge through experience, meditation, Seneca songs, being prisoners of language, trance and illusionism. Part 4 of a series. (Continued on 81P022B)
Second half of a Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, discussing shamanism, performance as ritual, gaining knowledge through experience, meditation, Seneca songs, being prisoners of language, trance and illusionism. Part 4 of a series. (Continued from 81P022A)
Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance, discussing sacred performance and clowns, including Barbara Tedlock's book Teachings from the American Earth, Elsie Parson's book Pueblo Indian Religion, Black Elk's description of sacred clowns, Crow Indian sacred clowns, the relationship between clown and shaman, sexual behavior among Pueblo clowns, proto clowns, trickster gods and Balinese clowns. Part 5 of a series.
Jerome Rothenberg class on ethnopoetics and performance discussing Seneca ceremonies, difficulties with serious poetry on TV, technology and individual experience, the dangers of obsessiveness, using comedy as a remedy, and the function of music. There is also an off-topic student discussion early in the class.
Jerome Rothenberg traces the tradition of the new, from indigenous poetic traditions through mysticism and modernism. Rothenberg opens and closes the class by performing his own translations of Native American chant/ song/ sound poems. Here, Rothenberg focuses on intersections between Western poetic works and traditional indigenous poetic works. (Continued from 76p030.) Topics: New American Poetry, oral literature, language and culture, ethnopoetics
Jerome Rothenberg traces the tradition of the new, from indigenous poetic traditions through mysticism and modernism. Rothenberg opens and closes the class by performing his own translations of Native American chant/ song/ sound poems. (Continued on 76p031.) Topics: New American Poetry, oral literature, language and culture, ethnopoetics
Jerome Rothenberg traces the tradition of the new, from indigenous poetic traditions through mysticism and modernism. Rothenberg opens and closes the class by performing his own translations of Native American chant/ song/ sound poems. Here, Rothenberg focuses on intersections between Western poetic works and traditional indigenous poetic works. (Continued from 76p030.) Keywords: New American Poetry, ethnopoetics, oral literature, language and culture
A Jerome Rothenberg class about shamanism. He discusses translation, the Catholic church, and differences between Carlos Castaneda's book Don Juan and the actual practices of Yaqui shamanism. Rothenberg also discusses associations between the theater and rituals. Part 1 of a three part class series.
A Jerome Rothenberg class about shamans in Yanomamo society. He compares a film shown in a previous class to the commercial film The Emerald Forest and looks at how both films distort the realities of Yanomamo culture. He also discusses Yanomamo creation myths and other aspects of Yanomamo culture. Part 2 of a three part class series.
Jerome Rothenberg reading, including "Navajo horse-blessing song" (first part of 17, performed with four tracks of Rothenberg's recorded voice and one track live), "Hunger," a poem about Maria Sabina, "November 1975, A dream in memory of Wallace Berman," "Aleph poem," "Tristan Tzara: an acrostic," "Airplane poem: the circles," "Abulafia's circles," "The History of Dada as my muse (for Diane Wakowski)," "A glass...
The second half of a Jim Carroll class on poetry and music. Carroll disusses jazz, blues, popular music, poetry and his own band. The first third of the tape includes questions and discussion about Allen Ginsberg. (Continued from 86P003)
First half of the second installment of Jim Carroll's class on poetry and music. Carroll plays recordings of his songs as well as songs from Phil Ochs. He also discusses his collaboration with Doors musician Ray Manzerick, conversations with Lou Reed, and how he approaches the difference between writing lyrics, music, and poetry. (Continues on 86P006)
First half of a Jim Carroll class on poetry and music. Carroll discusses the differences and similarities between lyrics and poems. Included are excerpts from Carroll's work, including his songs "American Express" and "Shapeshifter." Carroll also discusses his own process in writing lyrics and songs. (Continues on 86P004)
Second half of the second installment of Jim Carroll's class on poetry and music. Carroll plays recordings of his songs and discusses his music, including a collaboration with Ray Manzerik of the Doors. The tape ends with a performance by the class. (Continued from 86P005)
A reading by Jim Carroll, includes musical perfomances with accompaniment by Steven Taylor, of the Fugs, at the Boulder Museum of Contempary Art (BMoCA). The performance includes Carroll's "Facts," "8 Fragments for Kurt Cobain," "Train Surfing" and "People Who Died." ( 2 reviews ) Topics: New American Poetry, political poetry, music and literature, performance poetry
Second half of a reading, with Joan Retallack and Lorenzo Thomas. Retallack reads a long poem entitled, "Lost briefcase conjecture," and Thomas reads "Whale song," "Equinox," and others. (Continued from 02P084)
Joan Retallack lecture discussing Gertrude Stein's influence on John Cage. The correlations between Stein and Cage are related to their style of writing and the avante-garde. Retallack discusses the necessity of coincidence, surprise, and crime in the world and in writing, and that real time cannot be mirrored in literature or performance. This form of writing is contrasted with conventional writing styles.
Joanne Kyger and Lorenzo Thomas readings. Kyger reads "Bolinas fog," "For the San Francisco Zen Center," "An Adonis springtime poem," "From the Jataka Tales," "Narcissus," " Take it o moon on the run," and others. Thomas reads "The leopard," "Cameo in sudden light," "Not gonna take it," "Chased passions," "House of red lights," and others.
A workshop, "Beat And Other Rebel Angels," taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute October 1991. Kyger speaks extensively about the poet Jack Spicer; his work, his life and his death. Along the way Kyger comments on various central and ancillary figures populating the San Francisco Northbeach scence at mid-century.
A workshop, "Beat And Other Rebel Angel," taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute October 1991. Kyger continues speaking about and discussing the work of the poet Jack Spicer focusing on Spicer's book "Admonitions."
A class, "Beat And Other Rebel Angel's," taught by Joanne Kyger October 30, 1991. Tape 2 of 2, Kyger begins with a class read through of Whalen's poem "To The Muse," and ends with a brief discussion of Philip Whalen's novels.
This section of Beat and other Rebel Angels course taugh by Joanne Kyger in 1991 begins with students reading papers based on their learnings of Lew Welch. Joanne then proceeds to give a detailed account of Gregory Corso's life with anecdotal stories interspersed. She talks of his incarceration and first finding literature and writing while in Clinton jail and how he first met Allen Ginsberg. The students then read Corso's poem "Marriage." A tape of Corso reading his poems "All...
Joanne Kyger class disscussing and listening to the soundtrack of the film "Pull My Daisy" written by Jack Kerouac and produced by Robert Frank and Albert Leslie with characters played by Gregory Corso, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky and narrated by Jack Kerouac. Related tapes 91P183-91P195.
Joanne Kyger class on William S. Burroughs. She provides a detailed account of his life growing up in St. Louis his being sent to private school and graudation from Harvard. She recounts that he first began writing at the age of 14 and knew he was a homosexual at a young age. She gives anecdotal stories of Burroughs. Tells of his wife Joan Vollmer whom he shot in the head and some about his son William Jr. who died in 1983. She discusses his on and off addiction with drugs and reads pieces from...
In this class Kyger finishes discussing Burroughs, and students read their papers. Kyger reads Burroughs' poem Thanksgiving Day 11-28-86. John Weiners is introduced with a detailed biography on him and his growing mental illness. Two poems from his Hotel Wentley collection, Poem for record players and Poem for painters, are read aloud by students. Kyger then gives a detailed biography of Bob Kaufman, and reads All those ships that never sailed from his book Ancient rain '56-'76. She also...
This is the second class in a series given by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981 entitled Compassion for Place. Kyger looks heavily into Native American storytelling and poetry, focusing mainly on the plethora of Coyote Stories that are told in many different traditions, including here the Achomawi and Okanagan, and also on the works of native poets Jaime de Angulo and Simon Ortiz. This is class 1 of 12.
This is class 10 in Joanne Kyger's summer of 1981 series Compassion for Place. In this class Kyger talks about hallucinogenic experiences in tribal culture - the experience of group mind, and has the class try to talk about their experience of this in an exercise they did with drums over the weekend. She also reads native Tai Maidu (CA Native American tribe) Mountain Lion stories. This is class 10 of 12.
This is class 11 in Joanne Kyger's summer of 1981 series Compassion for Place. In this class Kyger lectures on "Maya Land," the remaining peoples of the Chiapas Mexico-Guatemala borders, with particular emphasis on the Tzotzil speakers. She reads stories from their mythology, and some of her own works from her visit to the area, and discusses the fusion of their iconography with that of Christianity. Then the final 30 minutes of the class mostly consists of students reading their own...
This is the 12th class in Joanne Kyger's series on Compassion in Place. She focuses on various shamanic practices, in particular the use of crystals and medicine bags and reads certain myths/fables. This is class 12 of 12.
This is class II of a series taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981 entitled Compassion for Place. Kyger continues to discuss Coyote in brief, but focuses the main part of the class on the poetry of Native American poet Simon Ortiz, which she reads extensively for about 40 minutes with light discussion of the work intermittently. This is class 2 of 12.
This is class III of Compassion for Place, a series taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in 1981. Kyger continues to discuss Coyote and read Coyote stories, but widens the discussion to its image as the trickster, and how Coyote can also be female. She reads from Snyder's The Old Ways, and talks about his Coyote Journal. A large part of the recording focuses on students in the class reading their nature-based assignments, created by visiting the same individual outdoor space alone...
Kyger has the class read the work they wrote in reponse to assignments on the coyote story and compassion for place. She also lectures on Maria Sabina and reads some of her work. This is class 7 of 12.
This is class 8 in the series Compassion for Place taught by Joanne Kyger at the Naropa Institute in the summer of 1981. Kyger talks about the Dogribs, part of the Athapaskan clan, their use of the poisonous mushroom amanita muscaria, the problem of new age white shamanism, esp. in poetry, and various Native American poets. She also reads her own work and talks about her time in Puerto Rico traveling with Peter Warshall, and mentions many poets and writers and their works including Jung, and...
This is the second half of a class by Joanne Kyger from July 1977. In this class students read their assignments and there is class discussion. This is the third class in a servies. This is tape 2 of 2.
Joanne Kyger presents a class at Naropa Institute in which she reads the poetry of Simon Ortiz and Lewis MacAdams, listens to an interview done with Ortiz by MacAdams, and discusses Ortiz's ideas and poetics. This is tape 1 of 2.